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Opportunity with RNLI - Deputy Launching Authority in Broughty Ferry

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Published 14:17 on 1 Sep 2023

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Deputy Launching Authority based in Broughty Ferry.  Variable with weekly requirements.  Lifesaving operations team.  Responsible to Lifeboat Operations Manager.  Closing date - 17.10.23.  Ref V16301.


About us

The RNLIs Lifeboat Station in Broughty Ferry is looking for a volunteer to join the existing team in the role of Deputy Launching Authority.

Established in 1830, Broughty Ferry was the first inshore lifeboat station in Scotland. During the stations remarkable history of lifesaving, the crews have been awarded seven medals for gallantry.

The impact you will make

This role will help us save lives at sea by carrying out the day to day management of the lifeboat station to ensure a permanent state of readiness for service.

What you will be doing

  • Authorise launch of the lifeboats  
  • Provide leadership in the absence of the Lifeboat Operations Manager or as delegated
  • Ensure that all operational activities are carried out to maintain the lifeboats and all associated equipment in a constant state of readiness for launching on service.

Find out more about becoming a lifeboat station volunteer

What you need for this role

  • Team player
  • Good communicator
  • Leadership skills
  • Local maritime knowledge
  • IT literate (desirable)
  • Live or work within 20 minutes of the station and be between 18 and 70 years of age
  • Knowledge of the RNLI (desirable)

Whats in it for you

  • Join an inclusive and diverse organisation
  • Have fun, meet new people and join a motivated and enthusiastic team who are making a difference
  • Learn skills and gain experience to enhance your CV
  • Gain the satisfaction of giving back
  • Training to fulfil your volunteer role will be provided and reasonable out of pocket expenses reimbursed


The RNLI is committed to safeguarding; ensuring the welfare of children, young people and adults at risk.  We expect all employees and volunteers to share this commitment and have a zero tolerance approach to proven incidents of bullying, abuse, harassment  or exploitation.  The suitability of all prospective employees and volunteers will be assessed during the recruitment process in line with this commitment. This will include relevant criminal record checks being carried out dependent on the eligibility of the role. (England & Wales; DBS check, Scotland; Disclosure Scotland PVG, Northern Ireland; Access NI, Republic of Ireland; Garda Vetting; International, International Child Protection Certificate process).

Diversity at the RNLI

Our staff and volunteers have been saving lives at sea without prejudice for nearly 200 years. We respect and value diversity of background, skills and perspectives within our teams, and consider it essential to help us deliver a world-class lifesaving service. We are an inclusive organisation and welcome applications from everyone. In addition to having the skills needed for the role, we also look for applicants who share our commitment to living our RNLI values (trustworthy, courageous, selfless, and dependable), and helping us work towards Our Vision: To save Every One.

Equal opportunities

The RNLI is the charity that saves lives at sea without prejudice. We aspire to be an organisation where our people are valued no matter who they are. We aim to be truly inclusive, benefit from diversity and appreciate everyone for their individual contribution.

Last updated 16:46 on 15 May 2024

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